In an incident reminiscent of previous bath salts attacks, a New York woman allegedly lunged at her arresting officer when police approached her after receiving reports that she seemed "emotionally disturbed."
Utica police responded to a call from a city bar about the woman. She reportedly screamed she wanted to "kill someone and eat them." When a police officer approached her, she reportedly lunged at him and tried to bite his face.
Fox news reported the woman was later brought to a hospital for an evaluation of her mental stability.
In another news, a Florida man had stormed naked into his girlfriend's home and bit off a chunk of her father's arm. He was supposed to see his children, all younger than 10, reports said. Despite the grandfather's ghastly injury, he was able to restrain the attacker until police arrived.
Charles Baker, 26, had to be tasered twice by arresting police officers. He reportedly looked as though he was going to attack the police who responded to his girlfriend's call for help.
Baker's mental condition was later evaluated at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was subsequently charged with aggravated battery and resisting/obstructing an officer. He is now at the Manatee County Jail.
Experts claim bath salts induce hallucinations and can make users agitated and combative.
The synthetic drug "bath salts" is sometimes confused with salts used in baths and spa products.
A salt shop owner in Toronto told thestar.com that a boy had come to her shop looking for salts he could sell to his friends.
Show owner Andrea Brockie initially showed the young boy some Epsom and Dead Sea salt products, but the boy simply said he is not looking for bath products.
"He very shyly said, 'No, not those kind of bath salts. The kind that can get you high,'" Brockie narrated.
The boy, about 14 or 15 years old, did not even know the effects of bath salts, the shop owner recalled.
Brockie warned the boy to stay away from the bad kind of bath salts because it is dangerous and he might wind up eating someone's face off. It seemed to Brockie the boy had not learned of such effects.
"He was so young. I couldn't even believe it," she said.
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